Friday, November 21, 2008

November 21, 2008

- Well, it wasn't the greatest episode, like Probst said, but the fake idol with Randy was pretty funny. Too bad the previews gave the whole thing away.
- I was watching this week's Top Chef last night and on the preview for next week's episode, they show a challenge where the chefs have to make Thanksgiving Dinner...for the Foo Fighters. I'm so geeked-up excited for that!
- Check out this receipt from a Dunkin Donuts in North Carolina. The spelling mistake only makes it funnier.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008

Lots of thoughts today:

- Survivor is tonight, and I've been reading Jeff Probst's blog lately. He says tonight is the best episode thus far this season, so we'll see... I highly recommend reading his blog at on Fridays.
- I'm sure most of you have seen it, but if you haven't seen the 'spider emails' that are going around, it's quite funny. Click here for the original thread, and here for the ridiculous follow-up. Too funny.
- I miss Vinyl Burns...and Kim too.
- I watched the first season of Californication this weekend, and it was great. I was trying to figure out who played Mia, so I looked it up. Check out the 'After' and 'Before' listed below (reversed for dramatic effect.)

Madeline Zima in Californication.

Madeline Zima as the youngest daughter in The Nanny.


I feel so dirty.

- I just got the old Kooks album, and I'm loving it. Plus, I got some unreleased stuff, and the cover of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy is fantastic.
- Nana Faye's birthday is this weekend, and Lucas was very excited to be responsible for picking out her gift He did a great job and I'm sure she'll love what he picked out.
- I'm really enjoying playing live Scrabble with Sam. First to 20 wins a dinner at the Keg, and I'm currently leading 4-3. It's nice to play with someone who doesn't cheat.
- Very weird dream last night...I'll leave it at that.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November 18, 2008

Little Gordon is back! Oh my god, so funny...
(See the August 29th post for the first 2 episodes.)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November 16, 2008

- All the best characters on Survivor are being voted off and it's going to end up being a bunch of losers again. I hate when seasons go like this. If Crystal wins, I may quit watching the show. That smug look on her face is so ridiculous.
- New season of Top Chef started this week - should be good. I still can't believe Padma Lakshmi was married to Salman Rushdie.
- Lucas and I have been watching Amazing Race together the last few weeks. We're both rooting for Nick and Starr.
- KWPT November event last night. After 60 hands of heads-up with Big Steve, I ended up winning, so it's a nice follow-up to the 2nd place finish last month.
- Lucas and I have a busy afternoon of movies planned. Wall-E and then Star Wars: Clone Wars.
- I have to say again how much I'm enjoying announcing at the Gryphons games. Yesterday's game against RMC was pretty ugly....84-34 final score.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November 9, 2008

- Not much happening this weekend, but one funny Lucas story from this afternoon. I had taped last night's episode of SNL, which was a repeat with James Franco. I was watching it today and Lucas walked in for this skit called The Cougar's Den, which had Franco as an emo-style rock star with the pasted black hair and Dashboard Confessional outfit. I hardly recognized it was him, but Lucas walks in and IMMEDIATELY says "Hey, that guy looks like Harry from Spider-Man." Damn, that kid is smart. :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

November 7, 2008

- I'm so glad I taped Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday night. I sat and watched the tape with Lucas afterwards, and we talked about what a big moment in history it was, and how we'll be able to tell his children that we watched it together. My friend Jeremy was in Chicago this week for work training, and had nothing to do on Tuesday night, so he went down to Grant Park and listened to his speech. Talk about a lucky coincidence.
- I'm really enjoying working at the Gryphons games. The people at the scorer's table are great, and everyone in the athletic department is fantastic. What a great environment to work in.
- OUA Football season is over for our Rogers telecasts, but basketball starts in January, and we're doing some great new things including sideline reporting and filing advance player profiles. I'm looking forward to it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 4, 2008

- Well, it's election night in the U.S. and the polls have just started to come in. Here's hoping the trend continues and Obama ends up the winner.
- When Lucas woke up this morning, I heard him singing Creep by Radiohead, and Roxanne by the Police in his room. I asked him how he knew those songs and he said he had been playing Rock Band at his mom's. So when I picked him up today, he wanted to show me, so we played together for a few songs and it was so much fun. He is totally getting a Wii for Christmas. :)
- He also had a blast being Iron Man for Halloween. I had a basketball game to announce that night so it was the first time in 7 years I haven't been able to take him trick or treating.
- When I was at the basketball game on Halloween, the staff at UG had dressed up in costumes, and Joe had the best costume I had seen in a long time. I walked in, and he's got a black sport jacket, black dress pants, a white shirt with the top buttons undone, and his hair, eyebrows, and beard, all dusted to look grey. I had no idea who he was until he held up a bottle of Dos Equis beer and smiled and said, "Stay Thirsty, My Friend." I was laughing so hard I was crying. I put this picture up in your honour.